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City seeking grants for Proposed Skate Park

July 27th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

In March, the Mason Sporting Complex in South Cumberland was chosen as the likely site for construction of a $700,000 skate park- and efforts have been underway since to secure a funding package. City officials,  along with advocates for the skate park, agreed in principle that the Mason Complex at Offut Street would be the logical choice for the facility. Other locations that were considered included: Jaycees Field on Furnace Street and Constitution Park. Allegany County has pledged $250,000 toward the project. The city, and the advocates, will need to raise roughly $450,000 to make the park become a reality. One possible funding source could be via the National Skatepark Project. That organization, formerly known as the Tony Hawk Foundation, helps underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. City Administrator Jeff Silka told the city council he has applied for a grant…